South Africa Tag

Jerusalema – Yearning for Home, Yearning for Africa One of the surprising outcomes of Covid-19 has been the viral sensation of the gospel hit Jerusalema written by Master KG and sung by Nomcebo Zikode, both South Africans. – From Sandra Baker. The four-minute 14-second song was initially uploaded eight months ago, on 12 December 2019, and has spread like contagion with over 107 million views, four times the number of Covid-19 infections (30 August 2020). Unsurprisingly, the song featured in the top four South African songs for 2019. But itRead More
Protest time in South Africa By Sandi Baker South Africa is a divided country that once prided itself on being the poster child for truth and reconciliation. The people of South Africa went out to march on Friday, 7 April, most against President Zuma but some for him. The marches were relatively peaceful with few incidents of violence and aggression. These were not the usual protests of black South Africans protesting against service delivery in far-flung areas in Limpopo away from the commercial hubs of Gauteng and Cape Town. TheseRead More

Posted On September 7, 2011By Sandra BakerIn Kolumnen und Themen, Litmag

Mzansi moments – What’s up in Jo’burg?

Südafrika ist ein spannendes Land,  mit einer lebendigen Kunst- und Kulturszene. Deshalb freuen wir uns über unsere neue Südafrika-Korrespondentin Sandra Baker, die uns von nun an auf dem Laufenden halten wird. Diesmal berichtet sie von zwei interessanten Festivals, die im September stattgefunden haben (Jo’burg at 125), bzw. gerade gestartet sind (The Arts Alive festival). Also: Nichts wie hin zum Flughafen und ab nach Jo’burg. Cultural and literary events in South Africa –Hi Folks, for those of you who will be in South Africa, in September and in particular in JohannesburgRead More